Bridge 56 Over The Shropshire Union Canal (Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Main Line) - Woodseaves, UK
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N 52° 52.067 W 002° 26.817
30U E 537228 N 5857705
Quick Description: This single arch stone bridge carries Haywood Lane over the Shropshire Union Canal (Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Main Line) and is known as Cheswardine Bridge.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/29/2018 9:57:38 AM
Waymark Code: WMYVQR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 1

Long Description:
The bridge is a Historic England Grade II Listed Building.

"Canal bridge. Circa 1830. Thomas Telford and Alexander Easton, engineers. Dressed red sandstone with tooled ashlar dressings. Elliptical arch with voussoirs and raised keystone. Flat string course, and parapet with square end piers and rounded coping. Slightly battered and curved abutments. Oval cast-iron number plate.

This stretch of the canal was built as part of the Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal (act passed 1826, opened 1835), which was absorbed by the Ellesmere and Chester Canal in 1845 and eventually became part of the Shropshire Union in 1846." link
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Motor vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists

What kind of gap does this bridge cross?:
The Shropshire Union Canal (Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Main Line)

Date constructed: 1830

Is the bridge still in service for its original purpose?: Yes

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Cheswardine Bridge

Woodseaves, Shropshire

Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

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